Goode isn’t good

Virgil Goode is a congressman from Virginia. He’s a one-man-oppression machine. He should be called Virgil “the oppressionator 3000” Goode. In a recent letter to constituents, Virgil “the Oppressionator 3000” targeted Minnesota’s newly elected Congressman, Keith Ellison. Ellison is the first Muslim to be elected to Congress.

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Enrollment Management update

Higher education enrollment management is a complicated process that is often filled with new technologies, marketing, and social justice.

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Admissions in Michigan

The recent evisceration of affirmative action in Michigan has created a huge problem for admissions staff at the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University. The constitutional amendment in Michigan becomes an official part of the state’s constitution on December 22nd. Admissions applications and financial aid packages which were considered while affirmative action was on the books will now need to be modified to meet the new anti-affirmative-action-racist-sexist-white-supremacist-amendment.

The Michigan Attorney General has warned the University of Michigan, Wayne State University and Michigan State University that any attempts to delay the implementation of the new anti-affirmative-action-racist-sexist-white-supremacist-amendment via lawsuits will be “vigorously” challenged.

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Rosie’s statements were racist

Jenn critically analyzes Rosie O’Donnell’s “ching chong” statements as well as taking a look at the myriad of racist responses from the media/blogosphere. O’Donnell’s statements on the view seem to have been overtly overlooked by most mainstream news outlets. It appears to be a trend that media coverage of racism against Asian Americans, Latinos, and Native Americans is swept aside to make way for the more stereotypical and polarized “white vs. Black.”

Note: Jenn’s blog, Reappropriate, is a great read. Her critiques on social justice issues are top notch. You should add her feed to your feedreader asap.

Sunday Links

Political Correctness

Kai Chang has written the best critique of “political correctness” that I’ve ever read.

Simply put, the great “PC” cliché, as commonly deployed in mainstream discourse, is cultural propaganda designed to befuddle and misdirect while defending the current power structure. All politics deal with power relations, and in the debate over America’s alleged climate of “political correctness”, there’s a stark asymmetry of power between the defiant megaphone-wielders who complain of being constrained by humorless hypersensitivity from below, and the under-represented people of color, women, LGBT, handicapped, poor, and otherwise marginalized or dispossessed people who have no choice but to absorb the linguistic, cultural, and physical barbs of the ruling class. The megaphone-wielders feel psycho-emotionally oppressed by their inability to crack puerile ethnic jokes without criticism; the under-represented simply are oppressed.

Racism and Sexism in Arizona and Michigan

The state language of Arizona is now English.

Affirmative action has been banned in Michigan.

Arizona | Proposition 103: English as Official Language
Would make English the official language of the state of Arizona and significantly reduce government sponsorship and funding of dual language-printed material for circulation.

Michigan | Proposition 2: Restrict Affirmative Action
Proposed amendment to Michigan Constitution would “prohibit the University of Michigan and other state universities, the state, and all other state entities from discriminating against or granting preferential treatment based on race, sex, color, ethnicity or national origin.” On June 23, 2003, the U.S. Supreme Court, in a 5-4 decision in Grutter v. Bollinger, ruled in favor of affirmative action in the University of Michigan’s admissions policies. The Bush administration opposed the university’s pro-affirmative action admission policies.